HMP Haverigg has the reputation of being the prison services most isolated establishment. It opened in 1967 on the site of a former RAF camp and is the only prison in Cumbria. Originally, 350 prisoners were accommodated in the RAF billets, but the addition of new accommodation and the rebuilding of two units following incidents of concerted indiscipline in 1988 and 1999 increased accommodation to 558 places. Additional places were created through further new units and doubling of cells.
Recent wing closures have reduced the prison’s capacity to 488, and in June 2021 it held 310 men.
- R1 Purpose-built house block split into two wings, with 60 cells on each wing with internal sanitation and communal showers, including two secure accommodation rooms.
- R2 Nine billets of 18 cells with internal sanitation and communal showers, as well as specialised disability accommodation.
- R3 Seven billets of 16 cells with a kitchen and dining area. These billets have communal showers and sanitation facilities.
- R5 Purpose-built house block split into six spurs across two landings. Each cell has a shower and internal sanitation. This unit is currently used as the RCU and PIU.
- R6 Two billets of 16 cells, with a kitchen and dining area. These billets have communal showers and sanitation facilities.
- R4 and the segregation unit are closed